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Connaught Education are a specialist recruitment company serving the independent schools sector in the UK and globally


Connaught Education is the independent schools specialist which has built an unrivalled reputation for providing schools with recruitment services of genuine quality and distinction.

We recruit at all levels, from classroom teachers and support staff through to senior management and leadership appointments. We specialise in permanent and long term appointments but also provide short term cover for our clients on a supply basis.

We are highly experienced and enjoy successful relationships with independent schools throughout the UK and globally. We have developed a reputation for our knowledge of, and passion for, the sector.

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Your independent school specialists.

We recruit at all levels, from classroom teachers and support staff through to senior management and leadership appointments. We are highly experienced and enjoy successful relationships with a wide and varied range of stakeholders within the sector, including schools which are charitable trusts, proprietor led, owned by limited companies and international corporations.

What Our Clients Say

“Astrum Education has been working with Connaught Education for nearly two years now. The quality and relevance of the candidates they put forward has always been high. That combined with speed and efficiency of service makes them our first point of call when in need of support. Our Account Manager at Connaught is always available and ready to help with professionalism and deep understanding of the industry and people, and with great sense of humour which sometimes is even more important. We recommend them wholeheartedly.”

Aga Zaborowicz

HR & Recruitment Manager

Astrum Education

“Thank you for all your help with the recruitment – it’s been great working with you, and I really feel that you understand what we are looking for in our candidates and have provided us with some great staff”

HR Manager

Abbey College Cambridge

“I just wanted to put on record my thanks for all your help over the last couple of weeks in filling our vacancy for a temporary Head of Drama. You could not have been more helpful or efficient. We had drawn a complete blank in our own attempts to fill the position but you immediately understood our brief and to have found so many possible candidates in such a short time period was extremely impressive. I also appreciate the way you answered our queries so quickly – often outside of office hours! – and you simply made the whole process exceptionally easy for us. We used Connaught a while ago to fill a couple of vacancies and on the basis of our experience this time round I would definitely use the firm again and I would be very happy to recommend you to any potential new clients. I’m very grateful for all your hard work and support.”

Joss Buchanan


King William’s College Isle of Man

“We were struggling to source a high calibre Teacher of Spanish, but Connaught put forward two candidates, one of whom we successfully appointed and who has settled in well. All our dealings with the agency were met with professionalism and any enquiries were responded to promptly and efficiently. We were also impressed that the agency proposed alternative pay and/or fee arrangements, so that the School benefited financially. We would happily use Connaught again when looking to recruit high calibre teaching staff.”

Karen L Bowles

PA to the Headteacher

St Leonards-Mayfield School

“We feel this has been a successful recruitment process for us – more so than when we have placed adverts and website postings”

Lorna Baisley

PA to the Headteacher

Wellow House School

“I have been dealing with Connaught Education and have found them to be extremely successful in understanding what I was looking for and in supplying excellent teachers, both supply and permanent for the school. At very short notice they have found for us at Buckingham College Prep, a supply maths teacher, a permanent music teacher (good teachers in those areas are like hens’ teeth) and most recently a Year 1 teacher to cover 2 terms maternity leave. The calibre of all these teachers is excellent and Connaught obviously vet their people really well. I have been delighted and always think of them first when seeking either supply or permanent staff. As a matter of interest Connaught were recommended to me by Dr Trevor Lee at Northwood Prep.”


Buckingham College Prep

“MPW have worked with Connaught Education for 20 years, the standard of support, quality of candidates and success rate ensures that we will continue to consider Connaught as our preferred partner. Over the past six years Connaught have successfully supported me on numerous appointments for academic, education administration and wider support roles. Connaught take the time to understand each of their clients and they certainly understand our expectations and culture. This improves the recruitment process the interview hit rate and ultimately reduces staff turnover. Connaught have a wealth of experience in the sector, strong brand presence and are an organisation that candidates and employers trust. I have every confidence in recommending Connaught.”

Spencer Coles


Mander Portman Woodward

MPW have worked with Connaught Education for a number of years both on teacher appointments and, more recently, on senior executive appointments…they regard it as a matter of professional pride to deliver entirely to the client’s satisfaction, which is a huge asset.

Nigel Stout


Mander Portman Woodward

What Our Candidates Say